Laura Guido

‘Fantastic Beasts’ actor reported on South Whidbey

It’s unclear if any fantastic beasts have been set loose on South Whidbey, but a known expert in such matters was rumored to have been… Continue reading

Motorcycle club rides for ‘something bigger than ourselves’

The chapter of Brothers-in-Arms Motorcycle Club might be known as the “Nasty North,” but its cause and members are anything but. Sure, the veterans, reservists… Continue reading

Suspect caught after driving through scene of hit and run

A hit-and-run suspect was taken into custody Thursday after driving past the scene of the accident he allegedly fled. The three-vehicle collision was reported on… Continue reading

New tool addresses health care needs outside doctor’s office

A Whidbey Island senior woman was living alone, not eating and sustaining herself with alcohol before a case manager stepped in. She was socially isolated,… Continue reading

Santa gives kindergartner Isaac Hamm a nice, cold orange last Wednesday during the big man’s visit to Hillcrest Elementary School.

Orange you glad it’s Christmas?

Santa’s elves have been sending up positive reports to the north pole about the good behavior boys and girls at Oak Harbor elementary schools. So… Continue reading

Santa gives kindergartner Isaac Hamm a nice, cold orange last Wednesday during the big man’s visit to Hillcrest Elementary School.

Navy permit proposal draws public scrutiny

Recent federal legislation will phase out the military’s use of firefighting agents that use a toxic family of chemicals, but there are Whidbey residents using… Continue reading

Pro-impeachment rally draws crowd

The festive lights and cacophony of drums and whistles coming from the intersection of Main Street and State Highway 20 on Tuesday night might’ve seemed… Continue reading

Flu season strikes early on Whidbey Island

Flu season has arrived early on Whidbey Island and across the state. Theresa Sanders, Island County Public Health epidemiologist, said flu activity in the county… Continue reading

Coupeville High School principal to leave at end of this school year

After a decade at Coupeville High School, Principal Duane Baumann will step aside after this school year. He is moving to the Port Orchard area… Continue reading

Hospital ponders adding new position to executive team

As WhidbeyHealth continues its efforts to reinvent itself, its board is considering adding a new position at the executive level. At Monday’s regular meeting, Chief… Continue reading

Sunrise to offer youth behavioral health services

Teenagers on Whidbey Island who are struggling with substance abuse or have a mental disorder have few options for treatment. Island County Human Services staff… Continue reading

Island County increases medical staff inside jail

Island County will soon have a medical professional available 24 hours a day in its jail. On Wednesday, county commissioners signed a new medical services… Continue reading

With help from HGTV star, couple finds ‘lottery dream home’

Brian and Tuk Kutz were accustomed to watching the famous designer David Bromstad help families pick a new home on his HGTV show, but they… Continue reading

Island County eyes new road to airpark on South Whidbey

A potentially prime location for new, living-wage jobs in Island County sits in the woods toward the end of a windy, private road on South… Continue reading

Getting with the program

The software engineers of tomorrow might have been sitting in a third-grade classroom at Oak Harbor Elementary School Thursday afternoon. Or they could’ve been in… Continue reading

Downtown Oak Harbor lights up for the holiday season

The rain let up just in time for Santa’s arrival. The Oak Harbor Main Street Association held its annual Home for the Holidays event Saturday… Continue reading

Election results remain largely unchanged following recount

The Oak Harbor mayoral candidate who asked for a manual recount ended the election with one fewer vote after the tally was completed last week.… Continue reading

Navy seeks public comment on PFAS removal options

The Navy is aiming to provide permanent solutions for nearly 30 North Whidbey residences with wells that tested positive for toxic chemicals. A final decision… Continue reading

Arson suspected in North Whidbey Fire

A possible arson significantly damaged a North Whidbey home Friday morning. No one was injured in the blaze. North Whidbey Fire responded to a residential… Continue reading

She makes a village

With a click of a button, Tammy Butler’s living room comes bursting to life. Inside the Oak Harbor home is another world that includes a… Continue reading